Man Who Used Mom's Neck As Tee - Can't Sue Dr.
Three days after Alfred L. Head walked out of the psychiatric unit at Inova Fairfax Hospital in July 1998, he beat his mother to death with a baseball bat in their Reston home. Less than two months earlier, he'd been in the same unit after slashing his throat to the windpipe and leaping headfirst off a balcony. Yesterday, a Fairfax County jury rejected his father's claim that Head's doctors and nurses were responsible for Zona Head's death because they let Head leave the hospital. A separate suit for medical negligence, filed by Head himself, is still pending. "I could lose control at any time. I could end it right here."http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12621-2001May10.html
More Pot! Less... Less... I Forget But We Should Have Less
Berkeley's newly adopted medical marijuana ordinance once again became the center of debate last night, when 180 patients, doctors, and activists protested the amount of legal possession. Protesters argued that the ordinance, passed by the Berkeley City Council in March, is too restrictive.http://www.dailycal.org/article.asp?id=5527&ref=news
Looking for a pen pal? David Anderson might be just the guy. Or maybe Steven Sherer. That is, of course, if you don't mind that Sherer is locked in prison near Walla Walla for the next 60 years for killing his wife, whose body has never been found. "If you're willing to take a chance and look past the charge I'm being held for, which I did not do, then write me and let's see where this goes,"http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134294252_anderson11m.html
Caregiver Lets Parents Have It
Parents of an autistic child have alleged that one of their son's caregivers left harassing voice messages for them during their son's treatment.
"You're the criminal for letting your wife drink alcohol while she was pregnant with Ronnie, giving him fetal alcohol syndrome and therefore being born autistic," the voice on the message says. "You're the criminal, you ---hole."
"That's OK, go ahead and quote me. You're a jerk. You're a fricking jerk."http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/alb/news/stories/newmexiconews-76464320010510-090500.html
WNBA to Target Lesbians
Team-sanctioned appearances by Sol players at lesbian bars are a regular occurrence, Mayo said, and their marketing department places ads in local lesbian magazines.http://www.planetout.com/pno/news/article.html?2001/05/10/3
Men Don't Love Women With Tumors
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Men are more likely than women to leave spouses with cancerous brain tumors, a stressful diagnosis that has led to a surprisingly high divorce rate for female patients, a U.S. researcher said on Saturday.http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?type=1&cat=0200&id=0105122012095396
New School Puzzles
When a substitute teacher asked students in a sixth-grade math class at Elwood Middle School to ponder how Farmer Brown would rid his garden of pesky rabbits, they dove into the brain teaser. Farmer Brown had a chance to eradicate the animals using everything from a shotgun to a howitzer.
But this time, bizarre scenarios were portrayed in the stories. In addition to Farmer Brown's task, one problem asked students to contemplate how beer-brand-named teachers, like Mrs. Schlitz, would punish noisy students. The options included no recess, whipping and shooting.http://www.indystar.com/print/citystate/fri/articles/regionlead11.html
Attack On Baby!
An incident involving a 23-month-old baby who was bitten at least 12 times by an adult is under investigation by Abilene police.http://www.click2houston.com/sh/news/texas/stories/news-texas-77084220010513-120515.html
Doctor Heals Patients With Penis
A local doctor who used sex to "cure" patients was arrested Friday and charged with a rare felony crime. Dr. Marvin Stone was arrested after the Houston Police Department Vice Squad uncovered that his therapy sessions included sex with patients. Police said that male patients were given women to have sex with.
"He verbally depicted what sex he was going to receive, what kind of therapy he was going to receive: anal sex, oral sex, regular sex,"http://www.click2houston.com/hou/news/stories/news-77026520010511-190507.html
White History Month Canceled
Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore has revoked a proclamation declaring May "European Heritage and History Month" after learning that a white separatist group had made the request.http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/5/11/152202.shtml